Ex­treme weather

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Weather has al­ways been one of the most dy­namic and com­plex forces shap­ing our planet, but now it’s in­ten­si­fy­ing in varied and com­plex ways. Watch the ex­clu­sive Eu­ro­pean Premier of Ex­treme Weather at Eden Cin­e­mas from the 2nd to the 8th Novem­ber, and wit­ness the power of nat­u­ral forces from the front­lines where only few have gone.

The film doc­u­men­tary will be shown in Eden Cin­e­mas’ newly re­fur­bished mul­ti­pur­pose theatre. With ad­vanced film­ing tech­nol­ogy, sur­round sound and dimmed theatre light­ing, au­di­ences will ex­pe­ri­ence and wit­ness ex­treme weather as if they were there. Fol­low re­searchers and ev­ery­day he­roes as they un­cover sur­pris­ing con­nec­tions to help us un­der­stand and adapt to our ever-chang­ing weather.

Among the melt­ing tide­wa­ter glaciers of Alaska, Na­tional Geo­graphic Emerg­ing Ex­plorer Dr. Erin Pettit leads a young team of re­searchers into the splash zone at the face of Dawes Glacier aboard a boat cus­tom-de­signed to get as close as pos­si­ble to the calv­ing ice. Us­ing a va­ri­ety of in­stru­ments, her team works to mea­sure the rate of melt­ing to help build a more ac­cu­rate model of global ocean level rise.

In the Great Plains of the United States, Ok­la­homa na­tive Justin Walker tries to place pods of sen­sors in­side tor­na­dos as part of an ef­fort to de­ter­mine if tor­nado out­breaks are grow­ing more ex­treme. Work­ing with driver Herb Stein, he races across the farm roads of the Heart­land to get his in­stru­ments in di­rect con­tact with one of the most de­struc­tive forces on the planet.

A pro­longed draught in Cal­i­for­nia has caused the death of huge swaths of for­est, cre­at­ing a dan­ger­ous surge in the in­ten­sity of wild­fires. Fire­fight­ers bat­tle through smoke so thick it looks like night and so shock­ingly close to the heat that out-of-con­trol flames lick at the lens. Th­ese grow­ing in­fer­nos are them­selves speed­ing the rate of po­lar ice melt, in­flu­enced by and also an in­flu­ence on our in­creas­ingly ex­treme weather. This 45-minute doc­u­men­tary will be shown at dis­counted prices. For 2D it is priced at €5 and 3D at €6.

For more in­for­ma­tion and tick­ets visit edencin­e­mas.com.mt or call on 23710400.

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